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DUI charges reduced for former Tennessee Titans linebacker

There are numerous reasons why a Tennessee driver might have a single-vehicle accident. Based on a driver's behavior and appearance when law enforcement officers arrive at the scene, an incorrect supposition might be made. A driver can be arrested in DUI charges even if alcohol was not a factor.

Being tired or injured in the accident could mimic the types of behavior and appearance that many police officers are trained to believe means that alcohol or drugs impair the driver. This was the supposition made against a former Tennessee Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck when he was found standing outside a wrecked vehicle on Interstate 65 back in February. It was approximately 3 a.m., and the officer claimed to smell alcohol and believed Bulluck to be intoxicated.

Woman faces vehicular homicide charge in crash

When Tennessee law enforcement officials make accusations against a driver in an accident, it is their responsibility to be sure that their facts are correct. Making a mistake could jeopardize the freedom of an individual. This is especially true when that person is facing serious charges such as vehicular homicide in connection with an accident in which it is suspected that alcohol played a factor.

For example, a 61-year-old woman is facing numerous charges in connection with a three-car accident that occurred on a recent Friday at around 9:47 p.m. First responders had to extricate two people from one of the vehicles, including a 4-year-old girl. The girl's 37-year-old mother suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Student faces sexual assault charges after campus incident

Hollywood has used college housing as the setting for a variety of movies involving partying, sexual promiscuity and other frivolity. However, the truth is that most students, including those at Tennessee's universities and colleges, are just trying to get an education, have a modest amount of fun and do it safely. Statistics indicate that one out of every four of women could become the victim of sexual assault at some point during their college careers, and 80 percent of them will know their attackers -- at least in passing.

Of course, no woman should have to suffer through an assault. Even so, as the victims of sexual assault, these women have a responsibility to be sure that any identification they provide police is as accurate as possible in order to avoid accusing the wrong person. At the same time, when the identity of the attacker is known, police are obligated to ensure that person's rights are protected. This means following all established policies and procedures regarding contact with an alleged perpetrator.

Judge dismisses UT player's charges for lack of probable cause

University of Tennessee football fans might recall that Charles Mosley, an offensive lineman, was arrested in July 2015 on suspicion of DUI and speeding. Recently, a preliminary hearing was held to determine whether there was enough evidence to send the case to a grand jury. The judge ruled that prosecutors failed to meet the minimum threshold for proof of the charges due to a lack of probable cause for the arrest.

Reports indicate that at approximately 1:51 a.m. on July 22, 2015, a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer stopped a vehicle on Interstate 40 for speeding. The trooper claimed that the vehicle was traveling well above the posted speed limit of 55 mph. When he approached the vehicle, it was determined that Mosley was driving.

Tennessee pastor charged with child sexual abuse

Special agents have conducted an investigation into activities centered on a pastor. The pastor of a Tennessee church now faces a number of charges related to activities with minors. The child sexual abuse charges filed against the man involve two minors under the age of 13.

The accused pastor is a 59-year-old man. The investigation kicked off after there was a complaint of sexual assault leveled against him. The man is accused of having sexual contact with the two victims in April, although specifics about the alleged conduct were not reported.

Tennessee detectives job affected by drunk driving charges

A criminal charge can impact a career and a reputation, especially for those who work in law enforcement. One detective in Tennessee has been decommissioned as a result of a criminal charge he is now facing. The 51-year-old man is facing drunk driving charges and other charges after an incident at a store on a Sunday morning.

The off-duty detective was found in a convenience store parking lot in a vehicle. A concerned clerk called authorities after spotting the man. He was asleep behind the wheel of an unmarked police vehicle.

Man flips car in Tennessee, faces DUI charges

An early morning car accident has led to charges for one man. The man wrecked the car on a Tennessee roadway and now faces DUI charges. The car accident and arrest happened on a Sunday morning.

According to reports, the man was driving and crossed the center line of the road at some point. This caused the car to roll into a ditch on the side of the road. The man was trapped in the car for a while, although it is unclear for how long or if he was injured or not.

Man faces drunk driving charges after chase in Tennessee

A strange turnabout of events after a police call led to several police pursuits and damage to three county vehicles. The man at the center of the chaos now faces a long list of criminal charges, including drunk driving charges. One Tennessee investigator was injured in the incident.

It all started when someone called to report a man who was allegedly passed out in his vehicle in a Sonic parking lot. The man then left the Sonic, and police went after him until he eventually stopped. However, he drove off again after officers got his identification. Police pursued him again until he crashed, and he taken into custody. He then escaped from the back seat of the police car, got in the front seat and took off in the cruiser.

Man faces vehicular homicide charges after Tennessee accident

One man is facing a list of serious criminal charges after an accident. The accident occurred as one vehicle hit a motorcycle while turning, taking the life of the 21-year-old motorcyclist. The deadly crash on the Tennessee roadway resulted in vehicular homicide charges for the vehicle driver.

The 38-year-old behind the wheel of the vehicle was headed north when he made a left-hand turn. This led to the collision with the motorcycle. Then, the 38-year-old driver left the scene. At some point, police found the driver, but no details as to where they found him were given.

Man in Tennessee destroys park and faces DUI charges

An accident in the middle of the night left a town park ruined and also led to charges for the man behind the wheel. The man involved faces DUI charges. The damages to the Tennessee public square is estimated to cost thousands of dollars to repair.

It was around 3 a.m. on a Sunday when a 32-year-old man says he approached the town square area too quickly and his brakes failed. He went right into the park area and destroyed a fence and knocked down lamp posts in the park. After the accident, the man and a passenger tried to walk away from the crash scene but were spotted and questioned by police.